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Tyne and Wear care homes and Tyne and Wear nursing homes

Tyne & Wear is the 44th largest county in England yet is the 13th largest by population. This largely because it is made up of the five heavily populated metropolitan boroughs of North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead and Sunderland, all formerly parts of the counties of Durham and Northumberland.

Economically this area was in the doldrums for many years after the decline of the mining and shipping industries but in recent years there has been a largely successful regeneration which can be most obviously seen in the redevelopment of the run down former factories and warehouses along the Tyne in Newcastle and Gateshead.

To many people in the rest of the UK the area is known for the intense local rivalries between the towns, as exemplified by the partisan support for the local football teams.

As of the 2001 census there were 128,190 people aged over 70 living in the Tyne and Wear area, approximately 11.9% of the total population. Within the county there are 343 residential care and nursing care homes providing services for older people and people with learning disabilities.

Below is a full list of care homes, sheltered care homes, respite care homes and nursing homes in Tyne & Wear:

  • Heathdale Rest Home

    Dementia, Older People

    63-65 Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE26 1NB

  • Tavistock Square

    Learning disability

    17 Tavistock Square, Silksworth, Sunderland, SR3 1DZ

  • Alexandra Villa

    Dementia, Learning disability

    252 Alexandra Road, Bensham, Gateshead, NE8 4ED

  • Meadowfield

    Learning disability

    61 Durham Road, Gateshead, NE8 4AP

  • Wallace Mews

    Learning disability, Physical disability

    230 Mowbray Road, South Shields, NE33 3BE

  • Appleby Care Homes

    Dementia, Mental health, Older People

    Military Road, North Shields, NE30 2AB

  • Stephenson Court

    Older People, Physical disability

    Station Road, Forest Hall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE12 9BQ

  • Hadrian House

    Dementia, Older People

    Garden Street, Blaydon on Tyne, Gateshead, NE21 4AG

  • Fontburn Court

    Learning disability

    7 Fontburn Court, Witherwack, Sunderland, SR5 5SP

  • Comfort House

    Older People

    Middlegate, West Denton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE5 5AY